Dora teen killed in crash
A Dora teenager was killed in a single-vehicle accident Dec. 3 near West Plains, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol online report. Sean W. Kelley, 17, was traveling westbound in a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville at “a high rate of speed” on County Road 4100 in Howell County about a half mile west of West Plains around 11:50 p.m. when he crested a hill and lost control, according to the report.
The vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a fence, then a tree. The report said Kelley, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at 12:20 a.m. by Howell County Coroner Tim Cherry.
The vehicle, a total loss, was towed from the scene. The crash was the 28th fatality accident for the year in MSHP Troop G, compared with 34 fatal accidents in 2016 at this time. See Kelley’s obituary on page 8.